javaid ralston

Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
Zulfaqar Javaid, 41, and Robert Ralston, 44, just out for a drive, maybe, in Westwood, Ohio, and possibly unaware of the illegality of what they were hauling. Cincinnati Enquirer
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Jan 27, 2009

Guilty. I guarantee it. Cinci is rapidly becoming a complete and utter Hell Hole.

Useless history lesson to follow:
Westwood and Hartwell are not their own cities. They are part of Cincinnati. In the past Cincinnati was much smaller and was surrounded by little burgs (some only a few blocks square.) Over time Cincinnati sucked these little places up. That's why none of the roads match up. You can start out heading north and in 15 minutes be 20 miles south of where you started and never realize it happened.
I used to live less than 2 miles from Westwood. Proud past inhabitant of Upper (West) Price Hill!
Posted by AGFH on 01/27/09 at 10:22 AM
These dudes look "unaware" of a lot of things. Guilty!

But.... charged with cookin' meth then again for cookin' meth near a school? Sumpin' just doesn't ring right there.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/27/09 at 10:48 AM
Not guilty. I've never, ever seen a fat meth user. And you can't cook without sampling the brew!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/27/09 at 11:10 AM

If you've never seen a fat meth user than plan a vacation down to New Orleans. You'll see alot of fat things. Fat hookers, fat druggies, fat cops (probably everywhere), Fat City, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), crab fat, fat asses, fat, fat, fat...
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 11:19 AM
So, Maxx, what's it like down in Big Easy these days?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/27/09 at 11:48 AM
Expat - Besides the crime that is on the rise...New Orleans is doing petty good. My family and I went down to the French Quarter this past weekend. It's been years since I have been down there (just to walk around, usually if I go, it's to go to a specific place). My daughter had her 8th birthday Sunday and she wanted to go. We did alot of the tourist stuff that I (or my wife) haven't done since grammer school fieldtrips. The Quarter is clean!! It doens't smell like piss anymore

Most of the crime is drug related so it's not likely you will be murdered but...
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 12:12 PM
sounds like I need a weekend in N.O. so I can piss in the street and make everyone feel homey again...
Posted by mrjazz on 01/27/09 at 02:42 PM
mrjazz - You're level of humanitarianism is truly touching. I have a tear in my eye.

Hey, if you do come to N.O. send me an email and maybe we can get drunk together. I'll show you the good alleys to piss in. We'll just have to be careful not to become a WU headline.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/27/09 at 03:04 PM
Come on, Maxx, you'd have to do a lot more than just pee in public to be weird in N'awlins. Up the ante, man; make an effort.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/27/09 at 05:04 PM
Wow, now I really can't wait for that trip to N.O.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/28/09 at 11:57 AM
BikerPuppy - yeah, I guess I'm not really selling the city all that well.

Actually, all touristy stuff is back up and running. Most of the murders that happen are still disputes over drug territory. And , like I said, the Quarter is cleaner than I ever remember seeing it. It's not the chocolate-city Mayor Nagin promised but it is nicer than ever.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 12:06 PM
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